About

Andrew Kizito CIMĀ®
Investment Advisor

When it comes to investing in a world with many complex variables, I am a strong believer in keeping things simple with open lines of communication. In order to simplify the financial world I work diligently with my clients by taking the guess work out and providing them with the necessary tools to make informed decisions.

After completing an honors degree at the University of Toronto, I began my career at National Bank Financial Wealth Management where I built strong client bonds while earning the Chartered Investment Manager designation. My approach to wealth management at Richardson GMP is no different as I believe that performance should be measured by the fulfillment of specific life goals. This is why my commitment to clients revolves around honing in on their true aspirations as I guide them through the different components of wealth planning.

Everything I do is grounded in the highest standards of discipline, integrity and transparency. Because my clients can always trust that I’m solely focused on building and protecting their wealth, they can focus on living life on their terms.

Outside of the office I remain active in the hockey community through various alumni networks as it is important to me to give back to a sport that taught me essential life skills. In my spare time I also enjoy reading, working out and traveling both domestically and internationally.

Peter Churchill-Smith
Investment Advisor
Peter Churchill-Smith

Majoring in Finance with a focus in Economics, Peter received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University. His career in financial services has taken him to Beijing, Halifax, Vancouver and now back to Calgary where he was born and raised. Each city provided unique experiences in the forex market, hedge fund administration and asset management distribution.

 

He is currently working towards his Certified Investment Manager (CIM) designation to build his knowledge base as he guides his clients through the numerous options available to them in this complex financial industry. In addition, Peter remains focused on maintaining a strong relationship with his clients to ensure he is putting their interests first while charting a journey towards financial success.

 

Peter’s favorite place outside the office is in the mountains where he enjoys skiing and golfing. His other passion is traveling to new places to experience different cultures.

Manon Girardin
Investment Advisor

Bilingual with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Manon strengthens our team with her desire to continuously deliver an exceptional experience to her clients, through excellent communication skills, as well as monitoring the industry's highest standards and compliance.  She has held the title of Investment Advisor for over 25 years. 

Manon started in the industry in 1985 as a secretary.  She then obtained her title of Investment Advisor to become a Sales Assistant.  During these years, she had the privilege of servicing both individuals and institutional clients. In 2005, she took over the clientele of her long-time associate and joined the Richardson family in 2006 (RPFL).  Since then, Manon has been an employee of the Montreal branch where she has built an excellent internal reputation for her attention to detail and integrity.  This new position will allow her to leverage her unique experience in customer service.

In her spare time, Manon enjoys being in the country and gardening.

Rita Blosmanis
Associate

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Rita has strong memories of the Richardson family name from their contributions to the city and their impact on the financial services industry. She is proud to be part of the next generation building on this rich tradition of helping clients with their wealth.

 

Having graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters in Biochemistry, she spent the early part of her career travelling Western Canada extensively in technical sales of analytical instrumentation. This allowed her to explore a wide range of industries and interact with many interesting people. Through this experience Rita realized her love of exploring, learning, sharing knowledge and helping clients.

 

Her career shifted after she decided to further her education and took her Canadian Securities Course while taking Finance classes at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. This led her to positions that provided her experience on the trading floor of a discount brokerage, managing accounts in a bank, and fulfilling a vital role as an Assistant with several full service brokerage firms.

 

To relax Rita enjoys classical music, theatre and the performing arts. She also enjoys exploring the west coast and cheering for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Connie Lister
Associate

With more than 35 years of experience in the investment industry, Connie Lister manages the team's administrative hub and consistently provides superior service for her clients. Connie is your first point of contact – she takes trading orders, prepares quotes, answers year-end tax enquiries, investigates and resolves accounting issues, and maintains accurate client files with the efficiency and care that forge strong and lasting client relationships.

Prior to joining our team, Connie worked at RBC Dominion Securities as a Branch Administrator and Sales Assistant.

Veronica Rooney
Assistant

As an Assistant, Veronica thrives in an environment that allows her to engage with clients, strive to meet client’s needs and achieve goals for the team. Her desire for success for all clients is a strong driver for her work ethic and determination.

 

Veronica graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours and gained a Certificate in Mediation thereafter. She is now focused on her Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and using her knowledge to guide her into an Associate position within the team.

 

Outside of the office, you will find her either skiing in the mountains, running in the sun or baking. She has a thirst for travel and is always excited to go explore new places.